Dates and Walnut Scones


Dates and Walnut Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2-3 tbsp sugar
2 pinch salt
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp cold butter
½ – ¾ cup chopped dates
½ – ¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla essence
6 tbsp buttermilk (yogurt +water)
1 egg

Take flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.
Add butter and mix with fingers till it resembles large bread crumbs.
Add dates and walnuts and mix.
Whisk egg, buttermilk, honey and vanilla essence and add to dry ingredients.
Mix with a spoon or fork to form dough.
It might seem that you will need more buttermilk but don’t add now.
Tip the mixture to a work board and gently knead 4-5 times. The dough will come together.
Divide the dough into 3 parts and pat each ball to a circle 1 “inch thick.
Cut each circle into 8 pieces.
Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and brush with buttermilk or beaten egg.
Bake for 12-15 mins in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree Celsius. The tops will start to turn golden in colour.
Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.


Cheddar Parmesan Pepper Scones

Cheddar Parmasan Biscuits

Cheddar Parmesan Pepper Scones
Recipe source: pinchmysalt

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
½ cup cold butter cut into small pieces
½ cup cheddar cheese grated
½ cup parmesan cheese grated
½ cup cold buttermilk (I used yogurt +water)
1 egg
1 -2 tsp hot sauce
2 tbsp melted butter
½ tsp paprika or hot sauce

Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix 2 tbsp melted butter, paprika or hot sauce and keep aside.
In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg and hot sauce and keep aside.
In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, pepper powder and salt.
Add butter and mix with your fingers till the flour resembles bread crumbs.
Stir in both cheese.
Add the buttermilk mixture and mix with a fork lightly till the dough comes together.
Tip the dough onto a floured surface and fold/knead over few times. Sprinkle flour as required. Handle lightly.
Either form into a round and flatten and cut into wedges or form a log, flatten and cut into triangles.

Cheddar Parmasan Biscuits 1
(ignore bad lighting and shade 🙂 )

Place on the baking sheet. Brush with melted butter/paprika mixture.
Bake for 15 -20 minutes till bottom and sides become golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.